A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of every app running on it in comparison with a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive works by using a number of interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard disk functions with spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, so the speed of an HDD is limited. Since the cost of the two types of drives are different as well, lots of personal computers and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and an HDD for data storage, in this way balancing cost and performance. A web hosting service provider can also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, which means that files that are used very often will be saved on this type of a drive for reaching better loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting
We use solely SSDs on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform and we have removed all HDDs on our production servers so as to ensure better loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, e-mails and databases. This way, all of the content that you upload to your shared hosting account will be reachable very fast. In order to improve the overall performance of the sites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs which work exclusively as cache - our system stores regularly accessed content on them and updates it automatically. We take advantage of such a configuration to make sure that resource-demanding Internet sites will never affect the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and that way all other sites can also take full advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. In addition, due to the fact that the load on the main drives is decreased, their life-span will be longer, that is one more warranty for the security and integrity of your data.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you buy one of our semi-dedicated hosting packages, your Internet sites will be stored on a cloud platform that employs only SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and e-mail messages. Along with the advanced ZFS file system that we use, this configuration guarantees lightning-fast loading speed for every web application hosted on our end. To guarantee that the sites of one customer do not affect the ones of another, we also use numerous SSDs as cache - our system identifies files that are accessed more frequently and clones them, so that they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is updated dynamically and for that reason we can balance the load on all drives, guarantee their long life-span, minimize the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide you with a fast and reliable website hosting service.